Digging deep for 150 Irvine residents

Some great coverage in the Irvine Times yesterday about our recent Corporate Challenge for ANCHO.

A TEAM of eight ‘green-fingered’ brokers stepped out from behind the desk to get their hands dirty for an Irvine housing association.


With around 150 homes benefiting from the community garden area at Hunter Drive, Irvine, the Bruce Stevenson brokers volunteered to help ANCHO by makeover the garden, seating and children’s play area for the many resident families and children to enjoy in the future.

The larger brokers firm, which makes an annual commitment to charity, works with ANCHO on its property insurance so represents the ideal partner for the 2014 corporate charity initiative.

ANCHO is a community-based housing association with the majority of homes in Kilwining, Irvine and Dreghorn. Formed in August 2000 following a stock transfer of around 900 Scottish Homes, ANCHO prides itself on being proactive in wider action initiatives to the benefit the community such as youth services, financial and employability services.

The housing associating also runs a community allotment and the community garden in Irvine, which was developed following funding from the Landfill Trust five years ago.

For more information on ANCHO, visit www.ancho.co.uk.